Monday, 9 July 2018

The Summer Getaway - by Tilly Tennant

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My own copy

The blurb: 

Ashley Moon is all set for a dream holiday with her daughter in the glittering French Riviera. But nothing can prepare her for the shock of discovering who’s staying in the villa next door…

Ashley Moon
 got much more than a suntan on her first ever foreign holiday; one whirlwind romance and nine months later she had a daughter,Molly. 

Too heart-broken and proud to ever contact the father, Ashley made a decision to go it alone and raise her daughter herself. Fifteen hard and lonely years later, she finally has the chance to take Molly on her first ever holiday; a gorgeous, all-expenses paid trip to the charming French resort of St Raphael. 

It is the perfect setting for a week of quality time together; they plan to cycle through the sun-drenched vineyards, lounge by the glistening pool and practice their French on friendly locals. And just when Ashley thought things couldn’t get any better, comes the news of a handsome new occupant to the villa next door. 

But fate has other plans for Ashley. One look in to her neighbour’s dark hazel eyes is all it takes to give her the shock of her life. Standing in front of her is Haydon, Molly’s long lost father and the holiday fling she thought she’d never see again. 

As the temperature on the Cote D’Azure steadily rises and Ashley and Haydon begin spend more and more time together, will Ashley find the courage to tell him who she is – and more importantly, who Molly is? 

A wonderfully heart-warming story of first love and second chances for fans of Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond. 

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Ashley got pregnant at 18 on her first holiday without her parents. She only knows his name: Haydon. He left her a phone number, but it didn't work. 
Now, 17 years later, she has a 16-year-old daughter called Molly. They go on holiday to France. 

Haydon has a daughter as well. Ella is 14 years-old. He is not with her mum anymore and only see Ella on weekends. Janine (his ex) has a new partner now and he plans to move the family to London, much to Hayden's distaste of course. He gets to go on holiday with Ella alone though and all the circumstances come together and they go to the same place as Ashley and Molly.

Their paths cross of course and Ella and Molly start to build a friendship. Old feelings come up for Ashley and Hayden as well. It's not simple though, because he meets Audrey as well, there is the unsolved mystery of the phone number and he doesn't know about Molly (yet).

They all spend a lot of time together, the teenagers have things going on and so do the adults. Hayden and Ashely had great chemistry, I really adored their scenes. It took a really long time, until things got resolved, Ashely's mum got in between as well, so there was a lot of drama. That kept the storyline alive and exciting. Certain things seemed a bit too obvious to me and some of their reactions weren't authentic in my eyes.

They story is wonderful, it's set in a beautiful location and Tilly Tennant created this great plot around a fantastic idea. The book had a fab flow and her descriptive writing about the setting is on point. Tilly Tennant's writing is fresh, lively and vivid. 


Author Bio: 

Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop girl, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and has not stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor, and considers herself very lucky that this enables her to read many wonderful books before the rest of the world gets them.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her next Tilly Tennant novel. She also writes as Sharon Sant, where she explores the darker side of life, and Poppy Galbraith, where things get a little crazier.

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